Recipients announced for the 2018 Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) Recognition Awards at Annual General Meeting

Date Posted: 
June 25, 2019

Mississauga, ON – June 25, 2019 — The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 BCRSP Recognition Awards, which were given out at yesterday's annual general meeting at the Old Mill Toronto.

The purpose of the awards program is to recognize one individual and one organization/employer who are Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® or Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) brand advocates.

The awards established are:

Individual certificant category: recognizes a BCRSP certificant who has demonstrated exceptional support and promotion of the CRSP® or CRST certification.

Organization/Employer category: recognizes an organization/employer who has demonstrated exceptional support for their CRSP® and/or CRST certified employees, and promotion of the CRSP® and/or CRST certification to their employees.

This year’s award winner in the Individual Category is Ebrahim Noroozi, CRSP from McGill University.

Ebrahim Noroozi has demonstrated exceptional support and promotion of the CRSP® certification through his dedication to nurturing and mentoring OHS practitioners in Quebec. He utilized his position as Certified Food Scientist & Laboratory Manager at McGill University to promote the CRSP® certification to his colleagues and students he encountered and has upheld the highest standards of ethical conduct to his certification.

Ebrahim Noroozi, 2018 BCRSP Recognition Award Winner, and Kevin Dawson, BCRSP Chair.

This year’s award winner in the Organization/Employer category is Public Services Health & Safety Association.

PSHSA encourages employees to continually upgrade and develop their skills and knowledge through professional development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement, and they encourage their staff to obtain the CRSP® certification through their Professional Development Policy. PSHSA also supports a certification examination preparatory course being offered on the premises and facilitates staff attendance at the course or reimburses for attendance at an external review course. In addition, PSHSA uses CRSP® certification as a criterion on their career ladder/advancement program. When recruiting Health and Safety professionals to provide occupational health and safety consultation, training, support, guidance and advice to their clients, they encourage job applicants to have a CRSP® designation. Currently, 19 of their staff are CRSP’s.

Congratulations to both Ebrahim Noroozi, CRSP and PSHSA to their outstanding contributions to promoting and supporting the value of certification.

About the BCRSP

The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals is a public interest, not-for-profit, federally incorporated self-regulating organization which sets the certification standards for the OHS profession. BCRSP strives to advance the body of knowledge, the competency of the profession, and the value our certificants bring to society. The BCRSP grants the CRSP® and CRST certifications to individuals who successfully complete the certification process through application assessment, interview, and examination. The Board governs its certificants in order that the public interest may be served and protected.